Dr. Kevin Barrett, Editor: Egypt needs a real Islamic revolution!
This is what an Islamic revolution looks like. Thus ends Islamic Revolution lite. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has fallen in a coup d'etat. Morsi's demise marks the end of the Muslim Brotherhood's failed strategy of accomodation with the West. Nobody denies that the majority of Egyptians won Egypt's first ever free and fair elections. But Egypt's Western backed secularist comprador elite was not ready for real democracy. They were not willing to accept the results of free and fair elections. So with the help of their Western paymasters, they hamstrung Egypt's economy, pointed the finger of blame at Morsi, duped impressionable young people into flooding the streets, and engineered a coup d'etat. The anti-Morsi coup has strangled Egypt's democracy in its cradle. It may also have ended the Muslim Brotherhood's misguided, hopeless attempt to Islamize Egyptian society while remaining in the Western orbit. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood made a terrible mistake by forging an alliance with the West and its regional puppets. The Brotherhood has become a tool of the Zionist dominated West, which seeks to divide and conquer the Middle East by fomenting a sectarian civil war between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Shaykh Yusuf al Qaradawi, once respected Brotherhood intellectual, has disgraced himself by becoming a spokesman for Zionist instigated, Saudi assisted anti Shia sectarianism. Perhaps President Morsi thought that if he respected the the West's dictates to join their war on Syria, keep the Gaza border closed, maintain the Camp David surrender treaty, enslave future generations of Egyptians to the International Monetary Fund, and let the Egyptian Army continue to rule as it did under Mubarak, he would be allowed to add a bit more shariah to the Egyptian civil code. It was a devil's bargain to begin with. And the devil did not even keep the bargain. President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood need to go back and study the works of the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini, the father of the political Islamic awakening that is shaking the globe. Ayatollah Khomeini insisted that there is no room for sectarianism in the Islamic awakening. Muslims are Muslims first and foremost, whether they follow the Hanafi, Malaki, Hanbali, Shafiyi, or Ja'fari law schools. The Muslim Brotherhood should stop inciting sectarianism, and stand up for Islamic unity. Secondly, Ayatollah Khomeini understood that all Muslims have a moral obligation to side with the world's oppressed, the mustazafin, in the struggle against their oppressors. The resistance against empire, apartheid, Zionism, aggressive war, and all forms of racism and injustice is also the struggle of all Muslims.